New Technical Bulletin Available: Limiting Height Tables for Composite Non-Structural Walls (Metric)
Technical Bulletin Volume 7, Number 10: Limiting Height Tables for Composite Non-Structural Walls (Metric) is now available as a free download from our website.
From the technical bulletin:
In 2014 the Steel Framing Industry Association (SFIA) and the Steel Stud Manufacturers Association (SSMA) completed a cooperative research project into the behaviour of composite non-structural wall assemblies. This work was the basis for the limiting height tables in the 2015 edition of ASTM C754 Standard Specification for Installation of Steel Framing Members to Receive Screw-Attached Gypsum Panel Products. The tables provided herein were developed using the original test data but with metric loads (i.e. 0.25, 0.375 and 0.50 kPa). The CSSBI wishes to thank SFIA and SSMA for providing access to this data.